I know it's water under the bridge, but this move by the Mariners is exactly what I was hoping the Twins would do. Well not exactly--I was hoping they would get Halladay. If he would have signed the same deal with the Twins would that have possibly worked?
Really though, I am just curious who the Twins could've given up to get Lee. I read up on the three prospects the Mariners surrendered, and here are my comps.
Aumont-Burnett. Aumont seems sexier and throws harder, but has durability and strikezone questions
Gillies(?)--Revere Real similar players; Gillies has a good arm apparently
The other guy--Bromberg Bromberg is better than the guy they gave up, but perhaps the other guy has more upside.
Anyway, would one year of Lee be worth Revere, Burnett, and Bromberg, and are those realistic comps?